This post originally apppeared on the Institute for Buisness & Social Impact blog
The White House has selected the Berkeley-Haas
Center for Responsible Business to host one of four national dialogue sessions to help develop a National Action Plan for responsible practices by American corporations operating in other nations.
“We are humbled to have been asked by the White House to convene this important event,” said
Robert Strand, Executive Director of the CRB. “The CRB has a long legacy for encouraging critical dialogue about the topics associated with responsible business.”
A bit of background: the US government has for decades prosecuted American companies for certain kinds of illegal activity in foreign countries. Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Justice Department prosecutes American companies and executives for bribing foreign officials.
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Is Yesterday's News Tomorrow's Search History
By Kate Alper, CRB Program Manager
When I bought a new computer at the Apple store this fall, the Apple specialist diligently advised, “Do not save your pictures to Dropbox. Your agreement with them allows them to view and use your photos for marketing.” While I was unsure of the validity of this claim, her warning nonetheless raised the specter of an increasingly vexing question for users and all company stakeholders:
What responsibility do tech companies have to protect customers’ public and private personal data?
Earlier this year,
the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in favor of user privacy, supporting the “right to be forgotten” and requiring Google to delete data that is “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” if a user requests it. In the U.S., where the tension between the right to privacy and the freedom of the press has a long and complex history, Americans have been slower to adopt such legislation.
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